Roundup: Here's What The Critics Are Saying About Crash Bandicoot 4

The first reviews for tomorrow's release of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time have gone live, and it looks like a great outing for the Bandicoot! Let's see what some reviewers are saying about the game so far...

Keep a look out for our review of Crash 4 here at Pure Xbox in the very near future!

GamesRadar (4.5/5)

"This is exactly the sequel I could imagine Naughty Dog wishing it had made 20 years ago, and one that can stand proudly alongside the best of the Bandicoot's back catalogue."

Game Informer (8.5/10)

"At its core, Crash 4 remains rooted to the old way of doing things, but that’s not a bad thing. The visuals are cleaner now and Crash has a few new gimmicks, but if you squint, Crash 4 looks like the same old platformer you’ve always loved."

IGN (8/10)

"Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is both respectful of the series that came before it while also giving it the modern update it needed with new gameplay, depth of character, and a beautiful look. Toys for Bob just gets Crash."

VG247 (3/5)

"It’s a shame, then, that some of the level design choices don’t really pair up with the engine Toys for Bob has built this love-letter to 90s platforming games in. Loose and floaty physics, an abundance of different mechanics that often feel part-baked, and some design choices that feel sadistic – rather than simply difficult – leave this approach to Crash Bandicoot feeling less like a true sequel, and more like a licensed spin-off."

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time currently has a Metacritic rating of 86 based based on 20 reviews for PS4 (the Xbox One version doesn't have a rating yet). You'll be able to get hands-on with it yourself tomorrow, October 2nd.

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